• Realize Your Full Potential

    Success happens not by choice. It is the result of choices you make

  • Human Potential is Limitless

    Upboost translates individual, group and organizational potential into constructive choices for self-realization and action.

    • We develop impact investment projects to help micro, small and medium-sized businesses expand their market potential and reach into West Africa. 
    • We provide training and development to empower women for personal growth and professional success.
    Upboost is a private, for-profit, non-partisan, non-denominational enterprise for public gain. We are headquartered in the Washington D.C. area.

  • Client Testimonials

    "Astrid has an entrepreneurial spirit and the skills to teach business owners on how to improve their way of thinking and help them see the business landscape in a different way. As business owners, we tend to stick with original views and processes. Astrid has a way of breaking down ideas in a way to show business owners how to think differently and/or with enhanced clarity in their mission. Her social entrepreneurial focus allows her to manage small and large projects alike. Whether it is in Africa or rural America, she can effect positive social and community changes through business development." -Bob Oveissi, Freeman & Sherburne Insurance, Gainesville, VA

    "I have had the profound pleasure of listening and learning from two of Astrid Ruiz Thierry’s workshops and seminars. I have been in business for the past 10 years, and I have to say that the information I received at these seminars has added value even after the workshop ends. While there is the occasional direct action suggested, the techniques that Astrid provides to look at issues that could arise in entrepreneurship extend well beyond and are invaluable after you leave these workshops. I highly recommend participating in or even organizing these workshops for those with the desire to move forward." -Tim Horn, Hypnoconsult, Manassas, VA

    "Astrid gave us an amazing lunch and learn presentation on social entrepreneurship and her experiences on the ground working with stakeholders at all levels. The participants overwhelmingly enjoyed and got value from the presentation. I particularly liked her approach to slides. The complemented the presentation with humor and engagement instead of being boring bullet points." -Juli Monroe, Director, Women's Business Center of Northern Virginia

    "Astrid is a truly inspirational person! Her training helps you analyze and work on your headspace to achieve and her vast knowledge of the nuts and bolts of building a business is invaluable!" -Sima Button, Owner SimaVisions

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